My mother has always been a big crafter. She’s taught me everything I know. She learned how to knit and crochet when she was in grade school – something that was part of the curriculum back then – and has not put down her hooks and needles since. However, it’s been getting harder for her to keep doing what she loves lately, because it’s started to hurt her hands. That’s completely understandable to me. My hands start to hurt after hours of knitting and I don’t even have arthritis. Well, when I was browsing around on CutRateCrafts the other day, I found something that I think might help out my mom.
These Creative Comfort Crafter’s Comfort Gloves seem like they would definitely do the trick in easing her pain so that she can spend more time doing what she enjoys.
Now, they just came in the other day and I went to go visit her the following day for a little knitting session. She was very intrigued by them and decided to give them a try right away. And we got to knitting. My mother really liked having her fingers covered up to the tips, because she said the joints in her fingers get stiff and the gloves actually helped to keep her circulation going. I was pretty impressed with how much longer we were knitting. This was about a week ago and she has been using them ever since and being crafty as ever.
Now, like I said, my mother loves the fingertip-less ones because she feels a lot of soreness in her fingers after long hours of crocheting and knitting, but there is a fingerless pair too if your problem lays in your hands.
With that said, let me share some adorable knitting projects I found to make with mom!
As my obsession with all things to wear around the neck continues, I put this Bird Seed Scarf next on my to-do list. Of course, I love birds and pink so it was like this scarf was calling my name. My mom is going to have to help me out a little with this one as I’ve never tried seed stitch before, but with her new gloves handy it shouldn’t be a problem.
This Bedford Yellow Cardigan is something I picked out for my mom. She loves making sweaters for herself and our family, but hasn’t really been up to it lately. I’m hoping this cute pattern will get her inspired.
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